The road to net zero
How expert language services streamline the path to success in a decarbonised future
Greentech is a major growth area in the innovation and startup space worldwide. As the demand for renewable energy increases, specialised translation, localisation, and other language services are needed by enterprises and at the consumer level to ensure workers understand operating procedures, user manuals and safety requirements and to produce corporate documents such as annual reports
The IPCC Report on Mitigation of Climate Change published on 4 April underlines the need to accelerate the uptake of renewables and decarbonisation to address the energy and climate crises. In the meantime, the soaring cost of gas and falling cost of installing renewable energies – up to 85% for solar power systems, 55% for wind power and 85% for batteries- have made these options increasingly attractive for consumers and profitable for investors in key regions, mainly APAC, Europe, and North America, where renewables are expected to grow at double-digit rates in the coming decade. Effective communication in native languages can be pivotal to the success of these global products.
Likewise, while a great deal of important communication is in English, workers at hydroelectric and solar power stations and wind farms still need to understand Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and user manuals, and successful global product launches often hinge on instructions and advertising in various languages. Not to mention the regulatory requirements. In some EU countries, the length and complexity of permit application processes can be an obstacle to renewable energy projects in general and to wind power in particular. Our methods and quality checks mean you can always depend on clear, precise translations of this vital information.
When it comes to self-consumption and off-the-grid systems, the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, and Greece are top performers, and Poland, Finland and Hungary are fast-growing markets since the right economic climate is more important than the availability of sunshine. Across Europe and the world, one major challenge in the Renewables Sector is the never-ending development of terms and concepts that must be communicated accurately in target languages. For international companies, accurate terminology management in multiple languages is essential, and CPSL has the expertise needed to provide polished, professional documents. These include:
- Environmental Studies, Environmental Impact Assessments, Wildlife and Marine Impact Studies
- Whitepapers, Fact Sheets, Brochures, Corporate videos
- Patent applications, Licenses, Legal Documents, Contracts
- Website translation
- Health and Safety Analyses
- Technical Specifications, Technical Documentation, RFQ/RFP
- Standard Operating Procedures
- User Manuals
- Feasibility Studies
- Building permits and Environmental Authorisation
- Regulatory Compliance Documentation
- Training Materials, eLearning contents
Renewable energy sources are a key part of the European Commission’s RePowerEU strategy to become self-sufficient and accelerate decarbonisation to achieve a net reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030. These demands are also a massive opportunity for manufacturers and suppliers of equipment to operate and install solar panels, such as solar charge controllers, and equipment for agrivoltaics (using land for both farming and solar energy generation) and on noise barriers in countries like the Netherlands and Switzerland. In Germany, Deutsche Bahn is even testing solar cells on the sleepers on railway tracks. In addition, Germany has recently shut down its last three nuclear power, plants saying goodbye to nuclear energy. A topic that is sure to be discussed in depth at the next Intersolar event, which this year takes place in Munich.
In the meantime, in the United Kingdom, according to statista.com, between 2008 and 2021, the total installed wind power capacity has increased by 23.7 gigawatts to 27.130 megawatts. It has become one of the most important energy sources for consumers and industries in the United Kingdom, while the demand for rooftop solar on commercial and residential properties has never been higher. Utility-scale solar and energy storage is also developing fast, making solar one of the country’s fastest-growing sectors; a topic dealt with at the recent WindEurope2023 in Copenhagen.
However, North American oil and gas producers have split from Europe over how to deal with the largest category of carbon emissions. US executives admit that without future technologies and robust government help, their decarbonisation goals may fall flat. For example, in 2021, China was at the top of the solar power ranking, with 306,973 MW, while the US had a mere 95,209 MW. However, the United States leads the planet in geothermal electricity generation. In 2021, geothermal power plants in seven states produced about 16 billion kilowatt hours (kWh) (or 16,238,000 megawatt-hours), equal to about 0.4% of total US utility-scale electricity generation. This makes geothermal heating and cooling a popular choice, and yet again, we are experienced at translating both the technology and user manuals for these systems.
With decades of experience as a trusted language services partner across all energy sectors, CPSL is ideally positioned to assist renewable energy companies, assigning highly trained experts to each project to achieve success across borders to break into new markets. One example was a project where CPSL supplied specialised interpreters for a high-level talk/conference between a renewable energy agency and the European Union to discuss the European Green Deal’s challenges, opportunities and best practices in achieving renewables targets.
With a worldwide network of experienced linguists providing accurate translations of crucial documents, CPSL is ready to streamline administrative and business formalities for Greentech operators, accelerating import, export, and approval of equipment for renewables to ensure efficiency and legal compliance in a policy-intensive sector. Our services at international meetings and forums can enhance business success with a highly professional image. In short, our language management skills are accelerating companies’ expansion worldwide with our global network of linguists and experts.
Areas of expertise:
- Batteries (lead and lithium-ion)
- Biomass and biofuel
- Hydroelectric equipment
- Thermal and geothermal capture equipment
- Solar-plus-storage systems
- Wind power generation equipment
- Tidal power generation
- Charging stations
- Electric vehicles
Contact us now to talk about your technical and linguistic requirements, including regulatory approvals, personnel training and safety, and corporate profits in the Energy sector.
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